Annual Physical

Chicago – Millennium Park Medical Associates

Internal Medicine located in The Loop & Lakeview, Chicago, IL

Getting an annual physical is the best way to stay healthy and prevent minor health concerns from developing into serious complications. At Millennium Park Medical Associates in the Loop and the Lakeview neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois, Farah Khan, MD, FACP, and the expert team of board-certified internal medicine specialists offer comprehensive annual exams with in-house labs to optimize your health. Schedule your next annual physical with Millennium Park Medical Associates by phone or online today.

Annual Physical Q & A

What is an annual physical?

Annual physicals are yearly physical exams your primary care specialist offers to ensure you’re healthy and prevent or treat medical problems before complications arise. You might need a physical for pre-employment, sports team participation, immigration, or school. You can trust the highly trained Millennium Park Medical Associates team with your care.

What happens during an annual physical?

During an annual physical, Dr. Khan and the Millennium Park Medical Associates providers complete the following steps:

Vital signs check

Checking your vital signs is one of the first things your provider does during an annual physical exam. They weigh you and evaluate your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.

Medical history review

Dr. Khan also spends time reviewing your personal and family medical history. She asks questions about past diagnoses or surgeries, medications you take, and symptoms you may have to determine if any diagnostic tests are needed.

Physical exam

During your physical examination, your provider checks your heartbeat, breathing, eyes, ears, throat, abdomen, and reflexes. They complete a pelvic exam in women, including a Pap test when needed, to examine reproductive organs and screen for signs of cervical cancer.

Diagnostic testing

The experts at Millennium Park Medical Associates offer in-house diagnostic testing, such as blood tests, urine tests, nasal and throat swabs, electrocardiograms (EKGs), asthma and allergy tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic imaging procedures.

Will I require treatment?

You might require treatment to relieve fatigue or chronic pain, treat an abscess, or manage an illness or disease. Your internal medicine specialist might recommend:

  • Weight loss
  • Diet or exercise changes
  • Stress management
  • Dietary supplements
  • Medications
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Wound care
  • Immunizations
  • Health education
  • Further diagnostic testing
  • Specialist referrals
  • Minor surgical procedures

Your provider works with you to develop a customized treatment plan that optimizes overall health and your quality of life.

To make sure you’re healthy or prevent minor medical problems from developing into serious complications, schedule an annual physical with the Millennium Park Medical Associates team by phone or online today.

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